Listen and Exchange Conference Coming in February

Aspiring music professionals

are expected to attendl this year's Worldwide Music Producers' Listen and Exchange

music conference. The

gathering, which takes place Feb. 23-24 at the Houston Marriott West Loop in Houston,

Texas, offers a way for artists, writers, managers, agents and other entertainment

industry business executives to get their music heard, as well as meet, talk and

do business with one another. Events

include the Listen and Exchange showcase/networking extravaganza, platinum producer's

panel, VIP reception, a "Crunk or Skunk" CD listening session and closing

night soiree (open mic and artist's showcase) Created

by entertainment attorney Dedra Davis, the Worldwide Music Producers' Listen and

Exchange has attracted attendees from all over the world, including Croatia, Yugoslavia,

Italy, Sweden, Brazil, and Canada. "'Listen

and Exchange'" was created as my way of contributing back to the community,"

Davis told "I am providing producers and artists the opportunity

to have their music heard, while meeting and making deals with like-minded people

from all over the USA, as well as persons from other countries." In

conjunction with the event, a music producer contest is being held. Deadline

to enter is Friday (Jan. 12). For registration information, visit